Casual Friday

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Casual Friday dress is becoming more and more popular in offices and businesses. However there is a line between casual & professional and just plain sloppy. If you work in an office environment, keep in mind that casual does not mean slouchy, sexy or unprofessional. Here are my lists of casual Friday do's and don'ts:

  • If you can wear jeans to work, make sure that they are not ripped (no boyfriend jeans) and that the rise is not ultra low. Also, stay away from fading, whiskering or embellishments (such as rhinestones)
  • No graphic tee shirts, baseball caps and sneakers.
  • No sweatsuits or yoga pants (you wouldn't believe how many people I see wearing these to work!)
  • Watch skirt lengths (no minis)
  • No flip-flops in the summer
  • No tank tops
  • No wrinkled clothes!
  • Choose jeans in a dark blue, gray or black wash. Trouser cut jeans are the most tailored and professional looking as they tend to look more like pants than jeans.
  • Use cardigans and jackets to layer over silk tops or tees.
  • Instead of wearing sneakers for comfort, try a cute pair of flats instead
  • Casual skirts with a sweater boots and tights
  • Knit or shirt-dresses
  • Casual khaki pants with a blouse, sweater, jacket or cardigan
  • Keep jewelry simple
Here is an outfit ideas (which also makes great weekend look!).

Fabulous dark wash trouser jeans paired with a purple sweater, tweed blazer & flats. Accessorize with a metallic bag, silver hoop earrings and a cashmere scarf.

Don't forget to post comments, ask questions, and share ideas. I want to hear from you!

Have a fabulous Friday!
Every woman's stylist
Susan Kanoff

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